Goodys is the Greek version of McDonald's. For it being a fast food restaurant, it has an amazing variety of dishes. For those of you who are on a tight budget you can order the salad bar. It costs 4 euros and you get a plate and a bowl that you can fill with anything you want, such as different fresh and healthy salads. Cold water is available, as well as sauces and all types of oils and vinegars. It depends on where you go, but in general there's a lot of variety in the spices as well. For the classic menus, burgers and fries are prepared with a Greek touch, and with quality local produce. Goodys is proud of that, and they're right to be proud. I liked the whole meal. It was also served in a real bowl, and not cardboard. It comes with meat, vegetables and potatoes, and fill you up more than a sandwich, costing between 6 and 8 euros, while the menu of burgers worth between 5 and 7. Negative, as in most Greek restaurants, the Goodys are smokers. But sometimes there are terraces out of smoke.
Agapitos is a traditional candy and cake shop in Thessaloniki, making magnificent cakes and chocolates since 1944. The shops just outside make you want to go eat and buy everything. There are themes, sometimes almond and marzipan figurines, cakes with the picture of the birthday person, or with a really well done decorative theme, looking like toys that can be eaten. There are also traditional cakes, with inspiration taken from Istanbul and the time when Greece was part of the Ottoman Empire. For those who are hungry, there are ice creams to take away, by scoop or kilo, and if you take the opportunity to look at the varieties of chocolates and other sweets, they are beautiful. Agapitos has several stores in the city center, and also in Athens. It is recognized as one of the best bakeries in Thessaloniki.
Terkenlis is a bakery that will make your mouth water. It is one of the oldest of Thessaloniki. The town has the reputation of being a city of high quality gastronomy, and especially a city for desserts. Everywhere one can find find delicious desserts, donuts, pastries filled with almond dough, sweet breads ... But for special events, you go to Terkenlis, whose flagship store is in front of the Mosque Hagia Sophia. It is is known for all the varieties of Tsourekis it offers, is a sweet bread like a brioche, that has spices, and is covered or chocolate, or cream, or powdered sugar, or with walnuts and pistachios. They are very good.